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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Man badly hurt in crane accident died after 14 surgeries – $5,475,000 Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death action arises out of an industrial incident that occurred on Aug. 17, 2017. At the time of the incident, the decedent was working as an independent owner/operator of a logging truck and was delivering a load of ...

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Adult siblings killed when van jumped median – $2.1 Million Settlement (access required)

On March 21, 2017, Robert Scott Taylor was driving a commercial van owned by his employer, Kingsport Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., on Route 23 in Scott County. He was traveling from Big Stone Gap to his home in Duffield. ...

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Woman, 87, killed after truck failed to yield – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

An 87-year-old woman was killed after entering an intersection on a green light when a truck turned left and failed to yield, causing a collision. The truck driver was charged and he prepaid. Hospital records noted the family’s concerns over ...

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Estate of rail car serviceman exposed to asbestos net $1M verdict – $5 Million Verdict, reduced to $1 Million (access required)

Stephen Fowlkes worked at Norfolk Southern’s car repair shop at Lambert’s Point between 1979 and 1990, often servicing and changing out asbestos-containing brake shoes at the shop. He also claimed he was exposed to other asbestos products, including pipe insulation, ...

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Man had seizure, killed woman in head-on wreck – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death case settled at mediation two weeks prior to trial with no offers being made until the mediation. On March 7, 2017, the defendant had a medical event that caused him to cross over the grassy median and ...

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Drunken driver killed off-duty cop – Settlement of Policy Limits plus $14,500 (access required)

On July 22, 2017, the plaintiff, a 45-year-old off-duty police officer, and two friends rode their bicycles to a nearby bar and grill for dinner and drinks. At approximately 10:45 p.m., they headed home walking with their bicycles, crossing Cedar ...

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Teen died after failure to diagnose bacterial endocarditis – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

In February 2017, a 16-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, presented to his primary care physician’s office with a chief complaint of coughing up blood after approximately two weeks of sickness. His symptoms also included fever, weakness, congestion, and coughing. ...

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